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  • Iran-Iraq earthquake called 2017's deadliest yet

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, November 13, 2017 (6 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The death toll continues to rise after the deadliest earthquake of 2017 shook the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday (Nov. 12).

    More than 450 people have been killed and 7,000 injured in the 7.3-magnitude quake, with major aftershocks continuing to shake the region, extending into Turkey, Kuwait, Pakistan and Lebanon, according to CNN.

    Iran and Iraq both have started major rescue efforts. Read More

  • Another Mexico quake compounds disaster response needs

    by Mark Kelly, posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    MEXICO CITY (BP) --- In the aftermath of an earthquake in central Mexico that killed at least 217 people, Southern Baptists are moving to assess opportunities for response.

    The 7.1-magnitude quake struck Tuesday (Sept. 19), exactly 32 years after an even-larger tremor devastated large areas of Mexico City and killed about 10,000 people. This new earthquake was centered about 76 miles southeast of the city and affected five states. Read More

  • NEPAL: A year after devastating earthquake

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Monday, May 02, 2016 (one year ago)

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP) -- The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal was a galvanizing moment for Rajaan Chhetri,* a church planter, pastor and mentor. Prior to the earthquake, the Lord gave Chhetri and Christian worker Reece Dehn* the vision to open a water bottling plant in Nepal to create jobs for Christians as well as meet a need for clean drinking water.

    Though Nepal is the second water-richest country in the world, ... Read More

  • Ecuador post-quake response being assessed

    by Lily Jameson, posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (one year ago)

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    QUITO, Ecuador (BP) -- As the death toll climbs in Ecuador after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake April 16, Baptist Global Response is assessing damage and determining the most strategic response.

    According to CNN on April 20, the death toll was approaching 500, with 4,000-plus injured.

    David and Jo Brown, area directors in the Americas for the BGR humanitarian organization, landed in Quito, Ecuador, earlier this week and began working with local Ecuadorean Baptist partners ... Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: SBCV honors T.C. Pinckney; seminarian aids Nepal quake relief

    by Staff, posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 (2 years ago)

    T.C. Pinckney, a key figure in Southern Baptist conservative causes for more than 25 years, was honored by the SBC of Virginia Executive Board during its May meeting for "his dedication to the Lord, his support of the SBCV and the indelible impact he made on the mission field of Virginia." Southern Seminary student and Nepal native N.D. Lama teams up with friends in his homeland to raise $50,000 for initial relief work after the April 25 earthquake. Read More

  • In Nepal, forgotten village receives food

    by Susie Rain, posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NEPAL (BP) -- The Nepali man pulled brick after brick off a pile of rubble that was once his home. He passed along anything that was salvageable to his children to set aside. Finally, down in a hole, he found what he was looking for -- their food storage.

    The splintered, dusty woven basket held their entire harvest of rice. Before the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, this basket brimmed with white grains. Today, he pulled out one handful of red-stained rice. Read More

  • Nepalese Baptist pastor in U.S. aids homeland

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 15, 2015 (2 years ago)

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- As Nepal works to recover from two massive earthquakes within 17 days, a Nepalese Southern Baptist church planter in Buffalo, N.Y. is readying to travel to his homeland to help those in need, including his three sisters left homeless.

    Purna "John" Tamang, pastor of Saransthan International Fellowship, said his sisters are living in tents in Kathmandu and other communities. Tamang described them as Christians telling others of Jesus Christ. Read More

  • In Nepal, 4 Colo. pastors aid quake survivors

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    DENVER (BP) -- Four Colorado pastors were seven hours into a rugged road trip across rural Nepal April 25 when they got word that an earthquake had struck near Kathmandu.

    More reports trickled in to the missionary with whom the pastors were traveling, and an hour later their 15-passenger van turned around in the

    rutted road and headed back to what became the Americans' "home" for the next eight days.

    Five of those nights they slept outside, sharing with the Nepalis the trauma of structure-jolting aftershocks.

    "Everything was in a state of chaos," said Marc Maurer, co-pastor of Mesa View Church in Mesa, Colo., founder of Beyond the Giant Ministries International. Read More

  • Kathmandu & the challenge of Asian cities

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    The death and destruction in Kathmandu underscore the enormous physical challenges confronting many Asian cities, missions columnist Erich Bridges writes, pointing that that urban dwellers will double to 6.4 billion globally by the middle of this century -- 70 percent of the projected human population -- according to a United Nations forecast. Read More

  • Nepal hit with second major quake in 17 days

    by Susie Rain, posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NEPAL (BP) -- A powerful new earthquake rattled Nepal on Tuesday (May 12), killing at least 36 people and sending thousands more rushing to the streets.

    The 7.3-magnitude quake came just 17 days after a massive earthquake killed 8,046 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes. Tuesday's tremor set off a series of landslides at the epicenter, Namche Bazar, which is near Mount Everest. Read More